Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 are eligible to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.
Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31.
The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum.
A special Salisbury Township School District board meeting was held Aug. 6 to approve two new hires to the district.
Directors Joseph Gnall, Mary Ziegler and Susan Lea did not attend the meeting.
Kelly Pauling was approved as the 12-month director of teaching and learning. Pauling replaces Ross Cooper who resigned Dec. 22, 2017, as supervisor of instructional practice for the district. Pauling has been working in the district as a part-time interim supervisor of instruction...
A license plate was reported stolen from a vehicle parked along Susquehanna Street 11:56 a.m. Aug. 2. The resident reported an unknown person is using the plates because tickets have been issued and are being sent to the resident.
An unknown person removed a Samsung phone and a sweatshirt from an unlocked vehicle in the 1700 block of South Albert Street. The theft was reported 12:45 p.m. Aug. 2.
A resident reported to police 3:30 p.m. Aug. 2, an unknown person opened an account...
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a six percent toll increase for 2019 both for E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to start 12:01 a.m. Jan. 6, 2019.
The toll increase will apply to all PA Turnpike sections and extensions, including the westbound Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point (#359) in Bucks County, where tolls have not changed since January 2016.
The most-common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase next year...
The city of Allentown’s 2018 Summer Concert Series and Saturday in the Park series have rescheduled three dates so far this season due to inclement weather.
Municipal Band will perform 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at West Park;
Crazy Hearts “Saturday in the Park” series will perform 7 p.m. Sept. 8; and
Municipal Band will perform 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at West Park.
The city of Allentown’s “Saturday in the Park” series features a wide variety of music genre’s...
STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS
The Lehigh Valley Press invites readers to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and their Stocking for Soldiers program.
Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country; no matter where they are stationed in the world. “Our troops give us the freedom to be safe in our homes,” Keystone Military Families said.
The country’s largest free music festival is celebrating its 35th year.
In the big tent at Festplatz Aug. 3, ArtsQuest CEO Kassie Hilgert energized the early crowd with palpable excitement during the opening ceremony. “I think it’s time to get this started!” she shouted. By “this” she meant a brief ceremony honoring so many years of success and those who have made it possible, namely former Bethlehem Mayor Paul Marcincin and 13 volunteers who have participated in every single...